City of Santa Clara BPAC seeks members

The city of Santa Clara, California Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) may have up to three openings for new members. The BPAC is composed of volunteers who either live or work in the city of Santa Clara.

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The BPAC advises city council on bicycle-related projects. Sometimes city council listens, sometimes they don’t. I’ve heard from current and former BPAC members that the San Tomas Aquino Trail closure has been an especially contentious and frustrating issue between them and city council, though they’ve had successes too.

BPAC meetings are held on the third Wednesday in January, March, June, August and October at 4:00pm at City Hall and are open to the public. Agendas are posted online and at the City Clerk’s office.

Request an application from Marshall Johnson at 408-615-3023 or MJohnson@Santaclaraca.gov. Act quickly, because applications are due October 17. I work in the city of Santa Clara and I have biked on 200 of the 240 miles of road in town, but I’m not sure I can give up another Wednesday for something like this.

H/T to Pete M for the info.

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